Surfwear brand Mambo has announced a partnership with SurfAid for the 2021 SurfAid Cup.
Mambo has designed the official competitor t-shirt that will be worn by surfers throughout the fundraising event, which will be held at Melbourne wave pool Urbnsurf.
As well as designing the competitor t-shirt, Mambo's team of surfers will compete in the event, helping SurfAid raise funds for its Mother and Child Health programs.
SurfAid aims to raise $50,000 in total, while the Mambo team has set a $6000 fundraising goal for itself.
So far, the Mambo team has raised $2,370.
The Mambo team consists of ex-pro surfer Blake Thornton, Mambo artist and SurfAid Cup competitor t-shirt designer Ben Brown, Bondi Rescue’s Ryan Clarke, designer Nathan Sheahan, upcoming surfer Zac Michael and surfer cross filmmaker Matt Gilsenan.
Each team will have the opportunity to take on Urbnsurf's sought after break, The Point, competing for the Surfing Champions title judged by Surfing Victoria.
The highest fundraising teams will get priority in selecting of sides of the pool to surf.
SurfAid CEO Doug Lees said that the competitors will be doing more than just surfing in a competition at the SurfAid Cup.
"By surfing in the SurfAid Cup at Urbnsurf you not only get the chance to surf in Australia's best (and only) wave pool, but you can directly improve the health and livelihoods of people living in remote communities connected to us through surfing," he said.
"I’m honoured to take part in this year’s SurfAid Cup Urbnsurf alongside my Mambo teammates and contribute to such a great cause," Thornton added.
Mambo's partnership with SurfAid follows its recent alignment with Surfing NSW, which sees it become a supporting partner of a range of programs and events throughout the year, including all 2021 Junior Regional Titles, the 2021 Australian Open of Surf series and Surfing NSW’s Junior High-Performance Program.
The SurfAid Cup will take place on April 16 at Urbnsurf.